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Although related to the Komi (or Zyrans),
policies towards ethnic minorities dictated the establishment of a
separate region for the Permyaki, and a National Area was created in
1925. Some Komi wish to unite their various regions into a Greater Komi
Republic; such aspirations are unlikely to be permitted given the
region’s economic importance.
Stuart Notholt, 26 Sep 1995
In Komi-Permyak language the Parma is the hills, which were become
overgrown with a fir forest.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 23 Oct 2005
The proportions of flag of Komi-Permiak AD was 2:3
according to law of Komi-Permiak AD About The Flag of Komi-Permiak AD
from 12/02/96 (signed by governor N. Poluânov on 19.02.1996). But on 27/06/1997
new law #10 of Komi-Permiak AD About modifications
of The law of Komi-Permiak AD "About The Flag of Komi-Permiak
AD" from 12/02/1996 was passed (came into power
on 14.07.1997). According this new law
the flag of Komi-Permiak AD is red-white-blue and in the
center of white stripe there is emblem — red perna;
proportion of flag is 1:2. This law changed (defined a
little) the description: «… red perna (two right
and two left fragments in saltire)…». The ends of
perna not touch to red and blue stripes.
Yury Rocich, 01 Feb 2000 and 03 Feb 2000, and Victor Lomantsov, 06 Mar 2000
I have a drawing of the emblem of Komi-Permiakskiy
a.o., acquired in 1999. The perna (not "perma") is like a
Victor Lomantsov, 08 Dec 2000
Perna is some kind of national symbol of the Komi-Permiaks.
Dirk Schönberger, 05 Dec 2000
I’m willing to bet that the perna is some kind of sun sign.
This version bears a topological resemblance to the
sun sign in the flag of New Mexico.
Al Kirsch, 07 Dec 2000
This 2:3 version of the same flag was the official
flag for the 1996.02.12-1997.06.27 period…
António Martins, 04 Feb 2000
The problem is that the symbol isn’t described
exactly in the regulation; it is considered “implicit
knowledge”. The knowledge isn’t exactly wide-spread outside
the Komi-Permiak territory.
Dirk Schönberger, 06 Dec 2000
Perhaps perna isn’t really a symbol, but more of a class
Dirk Schönberger, 28 Dec 2002
This version is another try on a correct version, based on an image
of the coat of arms of the capital of Komi Permiak territory, Kudymkar,
from this website.
On these arms is shown a central symbol (perna).
I tried to discuss the matter with some vex-colleagues of mine, and he
stands to his opinion that this image (drawn after his description) is
more correct. Unfortunately I don’t have a source.
Dirk Schönberger, 06 Dec 2000 and 08 Dec 2000
We have to asume that the emblems Kudymkar and Parma itself
show differently shaped pernas, respectively spoked and simple tilted
octothrope ("#"). Very strange..
António Martins, 15 Oct 2002
Our site used to show the perna emblem similar to a "W".
What was the source for this?
António Martins, 01 May 2002
Some time ago it was popular belief [among vexillologists] that the
perna is shaped similar to the letter "W", which is also possible, given
Dirk Schönberger, 08 Dec 2000
Are these “ethnic” flags used at all? By whom? I’d
expect “nationalists” in Komi Permâkskiĭ a okr
to use an undefaced Komi flag. After all, the
differences between “zirians” and “permyaki” are
artificial and exogenous, and thus bound to be refused by pan-komian
António Martins, 07 Feb 2000
The flag reported as adopted by Komi permiak in 1991
was blue green white (1:2:1).
Jaume Ollé, 06 Feb 2000
Nationalist people used the
white green blue flag with emblem in upper hoist, colors
based in the ones adopyted by their relatives
Komi Zirian. But one think is
people Komi Permiak and other is Komi Permiak AD.
Jaume Ollé, 06 Feb 2000
Emblem (coat of arms) of Komi-Permyak a.o. were adopted 12 Febr. 1996.
The shield divided horizontally on three parts: red, white and blue. The
white national emblem perna placed on red stripe; a red bear is on
the white stripe.
Victor Lomantsov, 28 Mar 2001
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